Thursday, November 20, 2014

Zach's Halloween...

Zach loves Halloween.  As he's gotten older, he's just made it more elaborate.  I already posted about the making of the costume in this post from August. but I didn't get to be there for the finishing touches so, once again, I rely on someone else to send me pictures.  This first one was posted to Face Book by GFU.  I didn't know he was planning on wearing two costumes that day but I'm not surprised.  Here he is a Anakin Skywalker:

He sent me this picture of the horns he created several days before Halloween:

On the evening of the 31st I started getting costume updates.  First time I've seen him without a beard for a very long time.  Plus, I think he looks pretty good as a bald man!!




I like the wicked grin. . .

After the costume was complete, he wasn't sure what he was going to do.  I didn't hear from him until a couple of days later but he was tagged on FB so I knew he was having fun:

When he sent me this picture he said it was an interesting story and it was taken by a campus security guard.  It sounds like all of the effort he put into the costume was totally worth it!!

Jered and Lyssa...

So as I continue to catch up on my Blog photos I MUST include a VERY important event: Jered and Lyssa got married!!  It happened back in August when my life was still crazy so I missed the wedding.  Zach was in the wedding party and Gloria was able to go since she was on a coastal vacation with Marreen who was happy to deliver her.  I really regret not making the trip but am very thankful they had a reception in Meridian.  Once again I'm borrowing the first set of pictures from FB and do not take credit for any of them.  Lyssa's photographer did a GREAT job! 







The next set of pictures are from Gloria who I insisted on text photos since I couldn't actually be there:




And this last set of photos are from the reception in Meridian that I was actually able to attend.  I'm so happy for these two!!

The boys are all grown up. . . and very handsome!
 
 And I love, love, love this picture:



Congrats McConaugheys and Redfords!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Anniversary #52!

Today we celebrated my parent's 52nd anniversary! We met at Chapalas in Nampa- Shelly, Dave, Ethan, Rob, Gloria, mom, dad and me. We are missing the two college boys at every get together and can't wait to see them at Thanksgiving!!

It was a lovely afternoon!

After lunch Gloria helped Marr decorate for Christmas. Max hates the snow but loves Gloria so they had fun playing outside...

And now me and Gloria are hanging out on the couch watching home improvement shows on Netflix and admiring our cute creatures. 

Much to be thankful for....

Moving Right Along. . .

Now that I'm officially retired from working on events, I got to sit in the cabin for two days while Rob and Sergio set up a big event in Garden Valley.  I don't think Rob really believed that I wouldn't help out but Sergio knows what he's doing and I didn't even feel guilty.  Not even a little bit.  I napped, I snacked, I snuggled Lulu and flipped through all of the 800 channels that Direct TV offers.
I also admired the wildlife. . .


















I did end up going to the event and even helped take it down but only because Sergio had to drive back to Boise afterwards. . .







All things considered, it was relatively painless....